|The Donald soon after receiving a few of GSL's "abusive swipes" after an actual insult to a woman. Trump was later seen being raced over to a bouffant triage station for a wash & set.|
The Den decided a tipping point has been reached. This recent collective hissy fit over The Donald's supposed reference of Fox's Megyn Kelly and "blood... coming out of her...whatever" with one irate woman trumping up as an "abusive swipe at all women" rendering that same usually astute observer "so appalled she was speechless" is just too much to bear and shall not go unanswered. Allow GSL to put things in proper perspective. To be clear, The Den thinks of The Donald, at his best, as nothing more than a cartoon figure not to be taken seriously; albeit, a cartoon figure with superb business acumen. Donald has taken plenty of impolite, ungentlemanly, and yes, sexist swipes at women and far more abusive jabs at men. He's an equal opportunity verbal abuser which any grown-up, with a fully formed mind, should just dismiss as the plaintive ramblings of an insecure cad.
Here it is if anyone is looking to be "rendered speechless". Somehow, I was able to recite the Sticks & Stones Nursery Couplet after a listen. GSL knows far more about the male psyche than a hyper-eager victim group matron of ceremonies who interprets every imagined slight with the most vicious motives. It was obvious this was just a clumsy attempt to say Ms. Kelly was 'out for blood' without any allusion to her period. Then Trump appeared to lose his train of thought and possibly suspected he was in dangerous territory and withdrew. Even if he had directly connected Megyn Kelly's aggressive questioning to a women's plumbing issue, the assertion wouldn't be inaccurate, even if distasteful,...at least according to the testimony of countless women.
Comediennes have built careers talking about their PMS rages to a female audience laughing hysterically with "you go girl" cheers. I can't listen to a morning radio show without the perky female co-host referencing a PMS punch line. Here is Mary J. Blige singing about it. Last I heard, Mary J has yet to face any 'Neanderthal' charges. Given my famously queasy nature, I wish women never talked publicly of their personal health issues. I have heard women bragging about playing hooky from work by calling their male boss with the "that time of month" excuse as every straight man I know, doesn't want to touch the subject.
|Den FAV: The Sensational Mary J. Blige. During my Iraq Tour, just before lights out, the final song played was Pappy's|
torch song Be Without You
Trump is a buffoon, and has actually said far more disrespectful things about women and I predict his campaign will end with a very painful, and justified, comeuppance. My candidate, Carly Fiorina, should just let him implode and when they are cast side by side on a debate stage, the obvious fact she's more than twice the human being he could ever hope to be will come shining through.
|So how many women is it that now accuse Cosby of rape? Around 40 I believe. According to the late David Carr of the New York Times in one of his last columns, many journalists knew of those allegations, and successful lawsuit, against Cosby, but were afraid to investigate with political correctness being the unsaid but obvious reason. No one had the guts to look into it until Chicago comedian Hannibal Buress (below) called him out.|
Finally, the victim culture needs to end. I know it's a sweet gig getting to be plaintiff, judge, jury, statutory authority, and defendant's lead counsel to settle scores, not on principles, but to avenge painful adolescent memories adults formerly were expected to outgrow. Cases are only brought forward when the accused is a member of that phantom menace....The Patriarchy.
Thank goodness there are responsible journalists calling out actual abusers of women.
|Kudos to Michael Moynihan of The Daily Beast for exposing the rampant physical abuse and misogyny of The Black Panthers.|
|Leonard Bernstein (center) flanked by wife Felicia Montealegre and Black Panther Don Cox.|
Lest anyone doubt Lenny's somber earnestness, take note of his cute little black outfit.